Euro 2020 expert Danny Murphy is back on BBC screens in some of the tournament’s big games.
Former Liverpool, Fulham and England star Danny, 44, has had an illustrious career but is now a highly respected Euro 2020 expert.
But why did he split with former Hollyoaks star Joanna Taylor after she bragged about how good their sex lives are?
Danny in action during the match of the day (Photo credit: BBC)
Who is Danny Murphy and how did he get famous?
Born in Chester, Danny became a player for Crewe Alexandra.
In 1997 he took his big step – Liverpool signed him for £ 1.5million.
During his time at Anfield, he won the FA Cup, the Champions League and the League Cup.
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After Liverpool, Danny played for Charlton Athletic, Spurs, Fulham and finally Blackburn Rovers.
He has won nine full caps in England, scoring once against Paraguay before the 2002 World Cup. Unfortunately, a broken metatarsus means he missed the tournament.
Danny’s ex-wife Joanna Taylor during the Hollyoaks era (YouTube credit)
How long has Danny been married to Joanna Taylor and why did they break up?
Danny and his 14-year-old wife – former Hollyoaks star Joanna Taylor – went their separate ways in 2019, and he left their £ 1.7million Surrey mansion.
Although the reason for their separation was never disclosed, The Mirror said she told him to leave because she discovered “intimate information about their marriage.”
“He’s the father of my kids and they adore him,” Joanna, who played Geri Hudson on the soap opera, told The Sun at the time.
“We haven’t been together for a while to be honest, we’ve been apart for a long time.
“I’m not going to speak badly of him. We talk every day. We are not together, he can do whatever he wants.
Why did Joanna reveal their sex life?
Joanna, who appeared in boys’ magazines in the 1990s, has spoken candidly often about the couple’s very active sex lives.
It included naughty games and games.
“I bought Danny an Agent Provocateur set and a rhinestone whip,” she once said, and admitted she was addicted to sexy underwear and lingerie.
“Danny was part of the team coach once so I put [the outfit] and sent him a picture on the phone with the message Hurry back home ‘.
She also admitted in an interview with Maxim magazine that the couple had previously had sex on the hood of Danny’s BMW X5 in their driveway.
“Another time we almost got caught in the back garden, but luckily we heard the front doors open in time. Good job also because it was my mother, ”she said.
Is Danny single and has children?
Danny started dating Michaela Farrell-Anderson just months after he broke up with Joanna.
The couple reportedly met at a charity event in 2018.
Recently, Danny took to Instagram to congratulate Michaela.
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He said on New Years Day: “It is not our usual celebrations today, but a happy birthday to this special lady.
“Can’t wait to celebrate it properly, thank you for being amazing xx.”
Danny has two children with Joanna – Ethan and Mya – as well as an eldest son, Ashleigh, from a previous relationship.
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